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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Chinese earthquake: Thursday May 15, 2008

The Zipingpu Dam buildings are seen at left near a bridge where the middle section is fallen after Monday's earthquake near Dujiangyan, southwestern China's Sichuan province, Thursday, May 15, 2008. China warned the death toll from this week's earthquake could soar to 50,000, while the government issued a rare public appeal Thursday for rescue equipment as it struggled to cope with the disaster.

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